CogniToys Dino
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CogniToys Dino

Review Date 11/01/2018

Dinosaurs may have gone extinct millions of years ago, but they will always live on in the hearts of kids. This little Wi-Fi connected dino toy claims it is designed to listen to your kids questions, adapt to their age with its responses, and grow with your child over time. One of the best things about this little dino is once you've connected it to Wi-Fi via the app, the toy no longer requires the phone for playtime. Interactive play without a screen seems brilliant.

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Overall Security Rating
3/5 star
We're still unclear if this device uses encryption. From the company: “Dino uses encryption for all audio traffic and in fact, each one uses unique keys, which are also cycled per session per device.” But a 2017 security audit says it doesn't use encryption.
Security updates
Strong password
Manages vulnerabilities
The company has no bug bounty program, but they do work with penetration testers.
Privacy policy

Can it snoop on me?

Device: No | App: No
Device: Yes | App: No
Tracks Location
Device: No | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Does not share data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
Can you delete your data?
Parental controls?
Collects biometrics data?
User friendly privacy info?
Links to privacy information

What could happen if something went wrong

There was a warning from a 2017 security audit that this CogniToys Dino transmitted information without using encryption, leaving your child's information vulnerable. When we reached out to the company in 2018 this is what they said, "Dino uses encryption for all audio traffic and in fact, each one uses unique keys, which are also cycled per session per device."

How to contact the company

Phone Number (844) 341 3872
Live Chat No
Twitter CogniToys


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